This Week's Scripture

"Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it." Deuteronomy 7:26

This Week's Prayer!

We invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell in these rooms, which belongs to Henry, Anthony, Zoƫ, Asa, Rose, Grace, and Elijah, and in Heidi, Angel, and Angela's room. You are Lord over heaven and earth, and we proclaim that You are Lord over their rooms as well. Flood it with Your light and life. We pray that You, Lord, will make their rooms a holy place, sanctified for Your glory. And may You also dwell in our room and in each one of our extended family and friend's rooms.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Practicality vs. Coolness!

I just had to post this comment I wrote on my sewing blog in response to me showing people what I drive on a daily basis!! It brought back so many memories of where we were to where we are today. Here it is or you can go read the comments here.
Me and a sewing blogging friend were talking about our white vans and how we like them in a weird sort of way!! She then made a comment saying, "When did we become these people! HAHA" It's so funny to think back of when the transformation began. Anyway, this was my response to her and I started laughing as I wrote it and it might give you a good laugh today too and maybe trigger some thoughts in your head about where you were and where you are today!! This is my response to Tiffany's comment:

"we became those people when practicality won over coolness!! I think that was about the time 8 kiddos came into my home!! when hooking my keys to my belt loop was more convenient, when wiping the runny noses with our hands and wiping them on our clothes, when bringing your children to school in your slippers is no big deal, when Barney songs, Sesame Street songs, and Veggie Tale songs come out of your mouth when no children are around, when you sound like your Mom EVERYDAY!! I think that is when the tranformation took place!! LOLHere is a funny story for know how our hair can be the last priority when raising children and I look pretty uuukk on many days. Well one day I washed my hair because Mom was coming over to watch the children so I could go to the store and it was one of those beautiful spring days no humidity, breeze in the air, just beautiful. And to top it off my hair did great, I had my favorite pair of jeans on and I just felt like I looked great and I felt great too!! Well I was in that big ol van just enjoying my time alone, singing loud with some praise and worship music on and just really enjoying the moment, remembering the days back when, feeling like well that I looked pretty good!! I pulled up to the red light, windows all down, breeze coming through and I just sat there feeling good and I turned to my right and because my van is SO big I look down to see who is next to me. Well today at this red light was this beautiful blonde in a white covertible and I just sighed and laughed out loud and I thought, "I don't care how good I think I look....I am never going to look that good in this van!!" It was like an outer body experience thinking the direction my life had taken since those college years!! It still makes me laugh thinking about that day!!"


Jennifer said...

Hahaha... I haven't made it to the white van stage yet, but I fear it may be coming soon. We bought a Dodge Caliber last summer with the thought of maybe having two children to share it with. However people keep dreaming I'm going to have twins next. Doing IVF twins are a good possibility. Suddenly I see my Caliber fading and a minivan taking its place. My husband is already talking about how he can take the Caliber with him to Georgia (we are in England now, military) for his cross train technical school while I go stay with my parents in Texas. Of course my mission in Texas is supposed to be me buying a minivan for me, Kaitlyn, and my currently nonexistent big belly with twins inside. I’ve always thought I wasn’t a van person. I’m much to cool for them. LOL… However I see the practicality of them and the lower gas mileage and insurance. I have to admit it would be cheaper then driving an SUV. Okay my one is sporting alligator tears so I better go change her diaper and put her down for a nap.

Anonymous said...

You are right! things do change so much! I never thought I would be where I am today--but I wouldn't trade a minute of it. I think as our circumstances change, so do our dreams and what once seemed so important fades in comparison to what God has chosen.

Penless Thoughts said...

Cute and thanks for sharing!

MorningSong said...

How HILARIOUS!! Isn't it the worst when your kids see that you have showered and are getting ready so then they ask "Are we going somewhere Mom? Why are you getting ready?" The fact being that unless we ARE going somewhere - I throw on whatever and look like I didn't take much time with myself. haha Why would I when grubby hands are on my face and in my hair throughout the day. Why bother. Back in the day - I would get dressed with the HOPES of going somewhere. I didn't NEED a reason. The what-if alone could motivate me. haha (disclosure - I am not a slob now, I just don't waste my time with all the effort in this stage of life.)